Chronography’s Geography: To Organize Geographic References

By Ethan Yaro Note: This is the fifth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post here; second here; third here; fourth here. The chronicle is geographically dense. After completely coding only half of the text, we have reached … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: What counts as Geographic Reference?

By Jesse W. Torgerson and Ethan Yaro Note: This is the fourth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. First post here; second here; third here. The approach we are describing in detail here allows us to artificially reconstruct, in … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: Software & Database Structure

By Jesse W. Torgerson and Ethan Yaro Note: This is the third in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. Our first post considered what the question of place in narrative means for historical research, and our second the question of  … Continue…

How to Show Chronography’s Geography?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Note: This is the second in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. Our first post considered what the question of place in narrative means for historical research. Subsequent posts are concerned with how we set up … Continue…

Next Meeting: Nov 30, Noon

Lunch Talk:* From travel routes to simulations of social behavior: uses of network analysis in history   Prof. Pavel Oleinikov (QAC)   Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11.50a – 1.10p — Allbritton 206 Brief Description: Networks can be used as a descriptive tool to help with identification of important individuals and … Continue…

Can We Map Space & Place in Historical Narratives?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Prefatory note: This is the prosaic introduction to what will be an ongoing series of posts tagged as “Narrative and Geography.” Subsequent posts concern the question of  mapping ‘space’ v ‘place’; how we set up our database; and, what we consider ‘geography’ in the Chronography. The … Continue…